Florida East Coast Railway begins to take delivery of GE locomotives

Locomotive above is going to BNSF, others are going to Florida East Coast.

Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) is about to take delivery of the first of 24 new Tier 3-compliant locomotives ordered from GE Transportation, the regional announced yesterday.

The locomotives will be used on the railroad’s 351-mile mainline between Jacksonville and Miami. FECR expects to place the remainder of the units in service by year’s end.

Part of GE’s Evolution® Series, the ES44C4 locomotives are designed to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Tier 3 emission requirements via advanced engine technology that can control nitrous oxide and particulate matter emissions, as well as reduce fuel usage.

“These locomotives will be utilized to [provide] the efficient horsepower needed to support the transportation of intermodal, carload, auto and port business for the growing Florida economy,” said FECR President and Chief Executive Officer James Hertwig in a press release.

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